How To Pull Off The Bright Blazer Trend

Blazers have been getting a lot of love in recent fashion seasons. For blazer lovers, the news comes as no surprise because blazers will always be style staples. They’re sharp looking. They’re versatile. And, this spring? They’re bold and bright. In Go For Bold And Bright Blazers This Year, I shared an easy way to wear a blazer, as a simple pop of color with basics. Today, I’m sharing a bolder way to rock the bright blazer trend.

bright blazer trend

What I’m wearing:

Blazer (similar, similar, similar) | Tank | Scarf (want this) | Boyfriend jeans

Booties c/o | Lip: Mac “Ambrosial”

Move over, black blazer. Bright blazers that pack a punch are having a moment. And, the best way to wear them? With other brights, of course.

If you’re experimenting with color mixing for the first time, the color wheel can be a great guide. Hues that are next to each other on the color wheel are called analogous colors, while shades that are opposite each other are called contrasting colors. Color harmony can be reached by pairing analogous colors as well as contrasting colors together. I’m doing a little bit both in this look.

By the way, there is no need to wait for spring to start reaching for your brights. Bold colors can be the perfect mood boosters during a dreary winter. I should know. I wore this exact outfit out and about yesterday, and I was met with smiles everywhere.

My blazer is an A.L.C. style I found on sale in Nordstrom at the St. Louis Galleria. It might still be in some stores, but it has sold out online. Banana Republic has a few gorgeous bright blazers, though, including a similar pink one (on sale).

Location: South Grand, St. Louis

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The Best Oversized Chunky Sweaters To Stay Warm In Style

This post is sponsored by Kindred.

One thing’s for sure. It’s now winter in St. Louis. From the snow storm last weekend to the upcoming blizzard, winter is showing off. Naturally, I’ve had one thing on my mind–staying warm. When I walked into Kindred, my favorite collective boutique, I realized that doing so while looking fly might be easier than I thought. Y’all, I was blown away by the store’s collection of warm, cozy, chunky sweaters. Let’s just say, I wanted one of everything.

From colorblocked styles to cardigans to turtlenecks to bell sleeves, there was a style to suit every style sensibility. I quickly noticed that some of my favorite chunky sweaters were by Knitted Belle, one of 7 featured boutiques at Kindred. So, in today’s posts, I’m sharing my top 2 styles from that featured boutique.

Look #1

chunky sweaters

What I’m Wearing:

Knitted Belle chunky cardigan via Kindred | Knitted Belle button-up faux leather mini skirt via Kindred

Knitted Belle feather earrings  via Kindred | Tights | Tee | Boots (similar) | Lip

In 2019, my plan is to prioritize color more than ever. So, when I choose a black and white outfit, you know it’s super special. I simply couldn’t resist the colorblock design on this chunky cardigan. It’s so modern. And, the balloon sleeves? They take this cardigan from fly to super fly.

I paired the cardigan with a faux leather skirt, also from Kindred. The silver buttons on the front of the skirt are such standouts. The cardigan was the perfect partner for this skirt, then, because the buttons get their full shine.

By the way, when you visit Kindred to check out the chunky sweaters, don’t overlook the fabulous accessories. Feather and fringe are all the rage in 2019. And, these earrings are an easy way to get in on the trend.

Look #2

What I’m Wearing:

Knitted Belle colorblock sweater via Kindred | Jeans | Boots (similar) |  Lip

You probably guessed it. Yes, this sweater immediately caught my attention because of its smart block of colors.These colors together? Magical.

Once I tried it on, I loved that the neckline allowed me to drape it off a shoulder. I was also smitten by the oversized balloon sleeves. This sweater brings all the drama to your winter style. Wear it with jeans. Wear it with leggings. It doesn’t even matter. The result will be the same–fabulousness.

If you’re in the St. Louis area, do yourself a favor and swing by the Kindred store in West County Center. Want to see more of my Kindred boutique finds? Go here and here.

Easy Ways To Add Color To Your Winter Outfits

Not quite ready to go for a bright coat or bold sweaters but still want to add some color to your winter wardrobe? No worries. I got you. A super easy way to infuse color into your winter outfits is by adding colorful winter accessories. It’s freezing, so you need gloves, hats, and scarves, right? Choose those essential accessories in your favorite brights. Here’s an example that I’m loving. How adorable is the rust fedora (only $22.90)?

colorful winter accessories

Shirt | Scarf | Jeans | Hat (under $25) | Booties

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How To Rock Strong Statement Colors In Winter

There seems to be an expectation for our wardrobes to go dark during the winter season. Perhaps grey, black, and navy clothing reflects our feelings about the dreary weather conditions. A great alternative, though, is to bring your own sunshine with yellows or to evoke happiness in shades of orange. Bright statement colors make us happy.

By the way, shades of orange have been having a major moment since 2018. I’m excited to see this color trend hold strong in 2019. From living coral to burnt orange, it’s fair to say that shades of orange have reached IT color status.

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What I’m wearing:

Dress c/o (also love this) | Boots (similar, similar) | Gold hoops (similar)

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette | Lip: Urban Decay “Marfa”

Today’s featured dress from Soft Surroundings was a must-have for me because of its beautiful orange-red-brown color. Of course, I also love that it has a boatneck, perfect for draping off the shoulder.

This knit is also ideal for winter because it’s long with long sleeves. Also, its silhouette is perfect for layering over or under. This dress can be styled to suit almost any kind of wintry weather conditions.

Prefer to pack away your dresses during the winter? No worries. There are so many other ways to work statement colors into your winter style. A statement coat is always a good option (see more on that here). Bright sweaters are also cool options (shop some of my favorites on sale here).

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The Colorful Layers To Wear Under Your Puffer Coat

The weather outside is frightful. But, while some days might warrant sweats and leggings, on some wintry days, you want to dress a bit more delightful. Here are the colorful layers I’m wearing under my puffer coat. From a colorful graphic print sweater (now under $30) to boots that pack a pretty punch, this is one of my go-to uniforms for feeling like myself on dreary weather days.

Colorful Layers

Colorful Layers

Sweater | Jeans | Beanie | Boots | Bag

P.S. I found a few sweaters (including the one in this look) on mega sale. If you’re shopping for cool sweaters, check out the entire sale here. Some sweaters are marked down as low as $11.99.

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For more winter style inspiration, see here and here.